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File #: 2016-0471    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 10/17/2016 In control: Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14776
Title: A MOTION accepting a report on incentivizing use of low impact development techniques prepared in accordance with Ordinance 18257, Section 25.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Indexes: Water
Attachments: 1. 14776.pdf, 2. 2016-0471 legislative review form.pdf, 3. A. Incentivizing Low Impact Development Techniques prepared in accordance with Ordinance 18257 Section 25, 4. 2016-0471 Transmittal Letter.docx, 5. 2016-0471 Fiscal Note.xlsx, 6. 2016-0471_SR_LIDReport_120616.docx
Staff: Auzins, Erin
Drafter
Clerk 09/16/2016
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A MOTION accepting a report on incentivizing use of low impact development techniques prepared in accordance with Ordinance 18257, Section 25.
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WHEREAS, low impact development is a stormwater management strategy that emphasizes conservation and use of existing natural site features integrated with distributed, small-scale stormwater controls to more closely mimic natural hydrologic patterns in residential, commercial and industrial settings, and
WHEREAS, low impact development techniques result in less stormwater runoff, which helps reduce stream flow flashiness, which is a stream flow response to storms, and velocities harmful to fish and helps reduce the transport of pollutants into streams and other surface waters, and
WHEREAS, low impact development techniques help minimize the loss of groundwater recharge that occurs when land is converted from forest to a developed condition and is thereby important to keeping streams flowing and cool during the summer and replenishing drinking water supplies, and
WHEREAS, in Ordinance 18257, Section 25, the council requested that the executive transmit by August 31, 2016, a report that identifies and evaluates potential pilot projects to implement incentivizing use of low impact development techniques, including the following elements:
1. Identification of a minimum of six pilot projects that further the goals of incentivizing the use of low impact development techniques; and
2. Evaluation of the pilot projects against the following criteria:
a. the policy goal the pilot project would achieve;
b. the anticipated costs of the pilot project and the expected impact on the surface water management fee rates;
c. the anticipated benefits of the pilot project, including benefits to water quality and to potential customers taking advantage of the pilot project;
d. identification and evaluation of measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the project, if impl...

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